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Researchers Pinpoint Site For Petit Mal Seizures In Brain

...h the new information about the mechanism, Hosford plans to look for compounds that inhibit only those GABAb receptors affected in petit mal seizures, which the scientists hope will allow them to develop a treatment that works as well as current drugs, but with fewer side effects....

DNA Techniques Allow Scientists To Become Pollution Detectives.

...s good potential here tohelp us develop management plans for different sources ofpollution."...

Florida Company Using ORNL Technology For Revolutionary Wheelchair

...ORNL). Cybertrax Innovative Technologies of Tampa plans to introduceits revolutionary, omnidirectional wh...ith 360-degree free wheeling capability. Cybertrax plans to call thewheelchair the TransRovr (TRANSportable Roving Omnidirectional VehicleReplacement). "I li...

Moving DNA Molecules With Magnetic Tweezers

...and forth beneatha microscope in one dimension. He plans to add more magnets and ajoystick to recreate the three-dimensional movement. A DNA molecule, by itself, is not magnetic. Wirtz overcomes thishurdle with iron oxide beads, each no larger than one-hundredthof a micron in diameter. (A micron is one-t...

New Evidence For Corn's Ancestry Could Lead To Insect And Drought Resistant Crops

... Tripsacum is drought resistant too, and Eubanks plans to testher experimental hybrid for that trait as well. Moreover, her Tripsacum -teosinte hybrids are perennials, and couldconceivably be exploited to produce a perennial variety of corn, she added.All of today's commercial corn lines are annuals, m...

Better Peroxidase Improves Disease Diagnosis

...Chemistry in Atlanta, July 22-23. The company also plans to collaborate with diagnostic, biotechnology, life science and pharmaceutical companies to develop other products that use soybean peroxidase. The soy enzyme replaces horseradish peroxidase, which is an integral part of kits designed to help diagnos...

EPA's Plant-Pesticide Policy Threatens To Stifle Development Of Pesticide Alternatives And International Trade

...ants such as roses and turf grass. The EPA plans to regulate all pest-resistant plants and create broadcategories of exemptions under FIFRA and the Federal Food, Drug, and CosmeticAct (FFDCA). Scientists, however, feel that the policy should be structured inthe reverseall plants should be exempt f...

Largest Tyrannosaur Fossil Unearthed In Montana

...ependent corroboration," says Rigby. Rigby plans to donate the fossils to a proposed museum in Fort Peck,Mont., tentatively known as the Fort Peck Dam Interpretive Center and Museum. Slated to open in 2005, the museum as currently conceived will feature thelargest dinosaur exhibit in the world. "R...

Captive Lemurs To Depart For Madagascar Oct. 17 For First Release Into The Wild

... Group (MFG), the project's international sponsor, plans to systematically repatriate as many as20 of the adaptable lemurs to their ancestral island nation over the next three years. The first potential release groupsof the long-tailed, tree-climbing primates now live in two U.S. research and breeding habi...

Penn State Erie's Sea Grant To Focus On Ecology, Economic Development

..., and$50,000 from Penn State. The Behrend College plans to appoint an expert incoastal environments and an expert in coastal economic development to round outthe staff of the sea grant and to head the studies. EDITORS: Dr. Light may be reached at (814) 898-6160. For other Penn State news, please vis...

Early Career Development Grants Foster Faculty Research And Education

...stems and high frequency communications. She also plans to integrate thiswork into the development of new ...jacent heat-affected zone. With her research, she plans to enhance the undergraduate curriculum by incorporating the computer models into the classroom, and...

New Report Sets Standard To Protect Natural Pest Control

... Pest Control evaluates the current EPA management plans and details whatis needed to delay the development...in Arlington, VA, to discuss resistance management plans for crops geneticallyengineered to contain Bt. Dr. Fred Gould, Professor of Entomology at North Car...

New Study Shows Dinosaurs From Gobi Desert Site Killed In Sudden "Sand Slides" Falling From Dunes - Study Also Reports First Dinosaur Tracks From Gobi

...and grains bounce over the desert floor. The team plans to conduct a series ofexperiments, including trying to trigger a "sand slide," in order to learn moreabout the nature of these debris flows. The discovery indicates that the dinosaurs whose bones are found at Ukhaa Tolgoddid not live in a howling, s...

Study Reviews Medication Use In Elderly Cardiac Patients After Discharge

...tute on Aging. The Penn State scientist plans further research into how medication useinfluences the recovery course of both rural and urban residents in order tohelp nurses and physicians effectively address the postdischarge needs ofelderly patients and their families. **hmc** Contacts:Lei...

Termites' Attraction To Small Amounts Of Carbon Dioxide Lures Pests To Their Deaths

...ns in new home construction. Bjostad's lab plans to conduct experiments with other termite speciescommon to the United States to determine what range of COs is effective on allspecies. Because the basic biology of other termite species is very similar, theColorado State researchers expect little di...

Research Aims At Nation's First 'Smart' Ground Water Regulations

...dlife and human health.) In the near future, Engel plans to create more detailed maps of the areas of highest vulnerability so that farmers in those areas will know exactly where pesticides and fertilizers can be used safely. "Right now we're using these maps for educational purposes, to see if we can assi...

Top Scientists Challenge Others: Join Biodiversity Year

...luding two past presidents of AAAS will introduce plans for the International Biodiversity Observation Year, to begin in 2001. "We're asking the world's best scientists to take a year or two to put their minds to this problem: How can biodiversity science be elevated to the forefront of the scientific ag...

Salve From Serpents? UD Studies May Explain Why Viper-Venom Protein Stops Tumor Spread In Mice

...istant professor of medical technology, McLanealso plans to study eristostatin's effect on metastatic melanoma cells. Eristostatin is one of many viper-venom "disintegrins"--proteins that interactwith a family of cellular receptors called integrins, McLane explains.Disintegrins are "potent inhibitors of pl...

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Say Direct Instruction, Rather Than "Discovery Learning" Is Best Way To Teach Process Skills In Science

...earch from cognitive psychology. Their long-range plans include developinginstructional strategies that will be useful in teaching this fundamental skillin the context of a rich and varied set of science topics. The effects of various types and levels of instruction will be examinedand childr...

New Sensor Will Detech Chemical And Biological Pathogens At Incredibly Small Doses

...acksburg-based company funded the work, andit now plans to market the new technology through a second company called Luna. At this time, the research prototype is not field deployable, Velanderemphasizes. Its size is its current drawback; although, with investment capital, Velander asserts that the biose...

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